Saint Mary's College: Narrative Description

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Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)284-4000
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1844. Setting: 275-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $90.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $16,073 per student. Total enrollment: 1,418. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,269 applied, 76% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 68% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 1 class president, 9 valedictorians, 66 student government officers. Full-time: 1,382 students. Part-time: 36 students. Students come from 45 states and territories, 9 other countries, 74% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Notre Dame, members of the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Placement: SAT Subject Tests required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $32,538 includes full-time tuition ($23,838), mandatory fees ($520), and college room and board ($8180). College room only: $5040. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $942 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 116 open to all. Most popular organizations: Circle K, Toastmasters, Volunteers in Support of Admissions (VISA), Student Government Association, academic clubs. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Hall and Class Dances, Student Activities Board events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,407 college housing spaces available; 1,155 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Cushwa-Leighton Library with 215,616 books, 14,627 microform titles, 759 serials, 2,528 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $957,126. 187 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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